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The sugar season: a year in the life of maple syrup, and one family's quest for the sweetest harvest
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Boston, MA : Da Capo Press, [2014].
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Book
Physical Desc:
viii, 279 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Status:
1 copy, 1 person is on the wait list.
Broadneck Library - Nonfiction
664.132 W
Description
A year in the life of one New England family as they work to preserve an ancient, lucrative, and threatened agricultural art--the sweetest harvest, maple syrup . . . How has one of America's oldest agricultural crafts evolved from a quaint enterprise with "sugar parties" and the delicacy "sugar on snow" to a modern industry? At a sugarhouse owned by maple syrup entrepreneur Bruce Bascom, 80,000 gallons of sap are processed daily during winter's end. In The Sugar Season , Douglas Whynott follows Bascom through one tumultuous season, taking us deep into the sugarbush, where sunlight and sap are intimately related and the sound of the taps gives the woods a rhythm and a ring. Along the way, he reveals the inner workings of the multimillion-dollar maple sugar industry. Make no mistake, it's big business -- complete with a Maple Hall of Fame, a black market, a major syrup heist monitored by Homeland Security, a Canadian organization called The Federation, and a Global Strategic Reserve that's comparable to OPEC (fitting, since a barrel of maple syrup is worth more than a barrel of oil). Whynott brings us to sugarhouses, were we learn the myriad subtle flavors of syrup and how it's assigned a grade. He examines the unusual biology of the maple tree that makes syrup possible and explores the maples' -- and the industry's -- chances for survival, highlighting a hot-button issue: how global warming is threatening our food supply. Experts predict that, by the end of this century, maple syrup production in the United States may suffer a drastic decline. As buckets and wooden spouts give way to vacuum pumps and tubing, we see that even the best technology can't overcome warm nights in the middle of a season--and that only determined men like Bascom can continue to make a sweet like off of rugged land.
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"A year in the life of one New England family as they work to preserve an ancient, lucrative, and threatened agricultural art-- the sweetest harvest, maple syrup."--Front jacket flap.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Whynott, D. (2014). The sugar season: a year in the life of maple syrup, and one family's quest for the sweetest harvest. Boston, MA: Da Capo Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Whynott, Douglas, 1950-. 2014. The Sugar Season: A Year in the Life of Maple Syrup, and One Family's Quest for the Sweetest Harvest. Boston, MA: Da Capo Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Whynott, Douglas, 1950-, The Sugar Season: A Year in the Life of Maple Syrup, and One Family's Quest for the Sweetest Harvest. Boston, MA: Da Capo Press, 2014.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Whynott, Douglas. The Sugar Season: A Year in the Life of Maple Syrup, and One Family's Quest for the Sweetest Harvest. Boston, MA: Da Capo Press, 2014. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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